Nowadays I try to have a fixed sleeping schedule. I mostly sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am, so I get at least 8 hours of sleep a day and maximise the number of hours I still have for me to practice. This probably has been going on for about 2 months now and it has served me well.
However, for the past few days I’ve been having trouble going to sleep, or I’ve been waking up several times in the middle of the night. I’m having a terrible flu now, and even the drowsy cough syrup is not enough to put me to sleep.
Most of the time this past week, I’ve been waking up at 3, 4am after experiencing really weird dreams. Some are quite morbid, of watching people getting cursed and dying slow and painful deaths, and it scares the heck out of me. Worse is knowing that my brain has enough imaginative capabilities to come up with something like this.
I guess I’m feeling stressed over the Concerto Competition next Thursday, and all the homework that is being given to me on top of it. I’m not complaining- in fact I don’t mind the work as they are meaningful- but I’m starting to have a lot of things in my mind that it’s getting hard to sleep well.
Recently, I read a book that teaches people how to prioritise the things in our lives and live life to the fullest, it’s somewhat useful for dealing with my anxiety. I’ll share more when I start writing another post about the books I’ve read this November (I’ve read two so far, now on my third one). Reading is seriously my best form of therapy now, second to food.
Hopefully I can overcome this hectic week ahead and get lots of rest. I’ll need it more than ever.